Case report of Staphylococcus lugdunensis native valve endocarditis and review of the literature.

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INTRODUCTION Coagulase-negative staphylococci, commonly Staphylococcus epidermidis, cause 5% of native valve endocarditis. We describe a case due to Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a coagulase-negative staphylococcus identified in 1988, as a first report in Southeast Asia. It was previously misidentified as S. aureus because it is sometimes slide coagulase… (More)

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